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comment What is a tourne knife used for?
About the sharpening; I have a Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker kit, which works very well for these oddly-shaped blades as well as coarsely-serrated blades like bread knives. As to how it works, a picture's worth a thousand words:foldingknivesreviews.com/images/2013/06/…
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comment Shaking cocktails without bar equipment
Actually @Marti, the "Boston shaker" is a nice sturdy pint glass and a steel shell, not two stainless shells. Same idea though, and yes, most professional barkeeps shake and strain mixed drinks this way (much faster and easier to clean than a three-piece with strainer). If you want one, I recommend finding a nearby restaurant supply company; this is where actual foodservice establishments (including bars) get their tools.
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answered Why do you put celery in a bloody mary?
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comment Is there something wrong with the corn kernels that don't pop?
Another possibility for an unpopped kernel is that the shell is too thick. There's a fine balance; too thin and the kernel pops less energetically into a smaller puff, too thick and no matter how much water the germ has it'll never get hot enough to burst the shell before the whole thing blackens.
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answered Why boil rice first when steaming rice?
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comment Homemade flour tortillas without cast iron
The answer's fine. This is just the Alton Brown mentality; "the only unitasker in your kitchen should be a fire extinguisher". A pizza pan, under a diffuse-enough burner (I find even the most even-heating pans don't do well to spread a small burner on high), would make a fine griddle for any flatbread, from tortillas to pitas to pancakes.
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answered What's the difference between green, white, and red onions?
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